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Breast Cancer Resources

Breast Cancer Resources

Oct 21 2014

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with breast cancer, Providence OB/GYN is here to offer support and resources. We see National Breast Cancer Awareness Month as a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Below is an extensive list of breast cancer resources from the American Cancer Society that covers a variety of topics: 

Living with Cancer

After Diagnosis: A Guide for Patients and Families (also available in Spanish)
Distress in People With Cancer
Living With Uncertainty: The Fear of Cancer Recurrence
Clinical Trials: What You Need to Know
Sexuality for the Woman with Cancer (also available in Spanish)
Talking with Your Doctor (also available in Spanish)
Helping Children When a Family Member Has Cancer: Dealing With Diagnosis (also available in Spanish)

Talking With Friends and Family About Cancer 

Understanding Cancer Treatments

Understanding Cancer Surgery: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)
Understanding Chemotherapy (also available in Spanish)
Understanding Radiation Therapy (also available in Spanish)

Dealing with Treatment Side Effects

Chemo brain
Fatigue in People With Cancer
Anemia in People With Cancer
Nausea and Vomiting
Exercises After Breast Surgery (also available in Spanish)
Lymphedema: What Every Woman With Breast Cancer Should Know
Where to Find Hair Loss Accessories and Breast Cancer Products

National Organizations

American Cancer Society
Toll-free number: 1-800-227-2345
Website: www.cancer.org/index

National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number: 1-800-422-6237
Website: www.cancer.gov

Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Toll-free number: 1-877-465-6636
Website: www.komen.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Toll-free number: 1-800-232-4636 (1-800-CDC INFO)
Website: www.cdc.gov

Local Support Groups

Metastatic Breast Cancer Support Group
Buddy Kemp Caring House
242 Colonial Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28207
Meets first and third Tuesday of month from 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Contact: Marian Brawer at 704.281.9945 or mwbrawer@bellsouth.net

Sisters Network of the Piedmont
Buddy Kemp Caring House
242 Colonial Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28207
www.presbyterian.org/buddykemp
Meets third Thursday of month at 6:30 pm
Affiliated with Sisters Network, Inc.
Contact: Buddy Kemp Caring House at 704.384.5223

Strides to Strength
Presbyterian Cancer Center
200 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC 28204
Cancer physical and wellness program designed to help achieve physical and emotional wellness after a diagnosis of cancer. Meets for 24 sessions over 12 weeks.
Contact: Presbyterian Cancer Center at 704.384.5560

Together Learning About Cancer
Buddy Kemp Caring House, Charlotte, NC
242 Colonial Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28207
www.presbyterian.org/buddykemp
Meets every Monday from 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Open to anyone with cancer, their family and friends.
Contact: Buddy Kemp Caring House at 704.384.5223

Women Living with Cancer
Blumenthal Cancer Center
Morehead Medical Plaza, Resource Room/Library
Morehead Street and Harding Place, Charlotte, NC 28232
Meets every Tuesday from 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Contact: Meg Turner at 704.355.7283 or meg.turner@carolinashealthcare.org

Women aged 20 to 39 should receive a breast exam from their OB/GYN every three years. It is recommended that women aged 40 and above receive a breast exam and mammogram every year.

At Providence OB/GYN, our physicians work with you to keep you as healthy as possible. For more information about breast cancer early detection or to set up an appointment, please call 704-372-4000. Our office hours are: Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can also visit us on MyChart.

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